isolation and characterization of iridoviruses from the giant toad bufo marinus in this communication we describe for the first time the isolation of 7 iridoviruses from the toad bufo marinus and an unknown species of frog leptodactylus in venezuela, south america. the viruses are icosahedral with electron-dense cores, each of which is surrounded by an inner membrane, capsid and a cell-derived envelope. the virus(es) have an average vertex to vertex diameter of 160 nm and replicate in the cytoplasm of a range of cell lines. within the cytoplasm of infected cells, rarefied a ...19989653454
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